Ramadan is not only about sweets.
Today’s recipe is a staple for every big gathering and my recipe happens to be a really, really good one thanks to two simple secret ingredients.
So without further due, here’s the Kofta you need to have on your Iftar table:
Ingredients & utensils:
- 1/2 kilo minced meat (you can easily double or triple this recipe)
- 1 medium sweet onion
- 1 tbsp (or more) of bread crumbs
- 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- a lightly greased glass baking dish
- a chopstick
the method here is simple:
- chop or grate the onion and add it to the mince meat, together will all the spices
- then add the bread crumbs and the molasses.
- At this point, if the Kofta mixture feels too wet and sticky, you should add some more bread crumbs, one tbsp at a time.
- Take your chopstick and start forming the koftas as below:
- Align the koftas into your baking dish with a little bit of space between each one. It won’t puff up, this is not bakery 🙂 but it will in fact losing a bit of its moisture so to make sure they keep their shape you have to give them some space.
- Bake at 180 Celsius for around 30 minutes, covered.
- After the 30 minutes are gone, remove cover and bake another ten minutes.
- At this point, the koftas are already delicious, but if you wish to increase the flavor, you can use the “Coal method”
simply light up a piece of coal inside a small, heat resistant container lined with tin foil.
place it in the baking dish, pour on a small amount of oil, and cover the baking dish again with foil for 10 minutes.
It will take on the flavor of the charring and become like bbq kofta.
Serve with your favorite dipping, for instance, tahini with parsley.